Famous Eclipses throughout History

Posted by Marc on February 18th, 2011

Eclipse of May 1878Understanding the science of solar and lunar eclipses is important. However, it is also worthwhile to look at the significant roles played by these impressive natural phenomena in the development of human culture generally and at crucial moments in human history specifically. This series of ten articles, written by Norma Reis, describes a wide variety of historical eclipses (both solar/lunar and full/partial) across a wide span of history (from ancient to modern times) and tells the stories associated with them. You can read these articles here: Astronomy Today’s History of Famous Eclipses.

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tryztan said,

hm, i like this phenomena…

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